BIZNOTE FOLLOWUP: Portage Bay Café sets West Seattle opening date

9:15 PM: Something to look forward to in the new year: Four months after we first reported that popular breakfast/brunch mini-chain Portage Bay Café was expanding to West Seattle, the opening date is set. PBC’s general manager Peter Gunnar tells WSB they plan to open the doors at 4725 42nd SW on Friday, January 6th. Portage Bay was still finalizing the deal for the new location when we first talked with them in August, but at the start of October, after Agave Cocina quietly closed its doors, the secret was out. We’re still awaiting final word on Portage Bay’s West Seattle hours, but all four of their current cafés start the day at 8 am; you can see the current menu here.

ADDED MONDAY: Gunnar tells WSB today that the hours/days will be Thursdays 8 am-1 pm, Fridays 8 am-1:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 8 am-2 pm, Mondays 8 am-1 pm, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Also: “The menu will be the same as our other four locations, but like each of our stores, the chef is in charge of his monthly specials, and they differ cafe by cafe.”

10 Replies to "BIZNOTE FOLLOWUP: Portage Bay Café sets West Seattle opening date"

  • Libra December 27, 2022 (12:52 am)

    Sounds wonderful and so nice to have some vegan options….thanks!

  • WS4life December 27, 2022 (7:27 am)

    cant wait!

  • Kat Shimon December 27, 2022 (7:59 am)

    Welcome to West Seattle, Portage Bay Cafe! So glad you have joined us. Looking forward to more breakfast/brunch options.

  • Ly December 27, 2022 (9:19 am)

    I’m so excited! Welcome to West Seattle!

  • Phi December 27, 2022 (10:43 am)

    And all locations feature; “Phil’s Breakfast”… item with a history and a legacy 

  • Sue December 27, 2022 (2:16 pm)

    PBC (and the Gunnars) = awesome! Welcome to WS!!

  • Rovky Bullwinkle December 27, 2022 (2:31 pm)

    Oy vey…after I finally lose all my pandemic weight gain and then some more…Portage Bay is gonna make me loosen my belt for their big tasty breakfasts! 

  • WSDad December 27, 2022 (7:58 pm)

    Way overpriced for pancakes and breakfast. No thanks. I’ll stick to Easy Street. 

    • EXRETAILWORKER December 28, 2022 (3:25 pm)

      Portage bay pancakes: bluebird grain farms organic heirloom wheat, organic yogurt, brown sugar, vanilla, includes a trip to the bar where you’ll find toppings including fruits, whipped cream and organic maple syrup.”I thought the cheap pancakes at easy street were only to appease children, guess I’m wrong. I would never pay for a pancake I can make for $.50 cents at my house in 2 minutes. Portage bay is amazing. Can’t wait for one to be closer!

  • Me mama December 27, 2022 (9:16 pm)

    So excited to have them!  This is the type of breakfast we’ve been missing here.  And it opens at 8!  So many of our decent brunch places don’t open until 10.  This place is going to be a big hit!

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